Maya Dusenbery

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Senate GOPers’ Call with Anti-Choice Activists Underscores Importance of SCOTUS Fight

In case you’d forgotten that the Senate is still refusing to do its job and consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, here’s a lolsob-worthy video reminder. And if you need a reminder of how important the next Justice is — and therefore how important the outcome of the presidential election is — let Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, himself remind you. 

In case you’d forgotten that the Senate is still refusing to do its job and consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, here’s a lolsob-worthy video reminder. And if you need a reminder of how important the ...

chart of drama films by number of words by women and men

Chart of the Day: Analysis of 2,000 Films Shows How Much More Men Speak in Movies

The site Polygraph has undertaken a massive screenplay analysis — the largest ever — of over 2,000 movies, breaking down each word of dialogue by gender and age. The results offer a number of striking ways to visualize how Hollywood’s sexism and ageism shape the worlds we see on the big screen. 

The site Polygraph has undertaken a massive screenplay analysis — the largest ever — of over 2,000 movies, breaking down each word of dialogue by gender and age. The results offer a number of striking ways to visualize how

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There was a Huge Increase in Violence and Threats Against Abortion Providers in 2015

According to the National Abortion Federation’s latest annual report on violence directed at abortion providers, there was a dramatic and disturbing spike in attacks, threats, and harassment in the wake of the undercover smear videos targeting Planned Parenthood.

According to the National Abortion Federation’s latest annual report on violence directed at abortion providers, there was a dramatic and disturbing spike in attacks, threats, and harassment in the wake of the undercover smear ...

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Sounding Exactly Like an Onion Article, Sanders Campaign Attacks Clinton’s Ambition

Remember that Onion article from awhile back? The one headlined: “Hillary Clinton Is Too Ambitious to Be the First Female President.”

Well, apparently the Bernie Sanders campaign is now lifting talking points from that prescient 2006 piece.

Remember that Onion article from awhile back? The one headlined: “Hillary Clinton Is Too Ambitious to Be the First Female President.”

Well, apparently the Bernie Sanders campaign is now lifting talking points from that prescient 2006 ...

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Five soccer stars charge US Soccer with gender pay discrimination

Yesterday, five stars of the United States women’s national soccer team — Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Hope Solo — filed a federal complaint on behalf of the entire team charging that they’re paid nearly four times less than their male counterparts and calling for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigate US Soccer for wage discrimination

Yesterday, five stars of the United States women’s national soccer team — Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Hope Solo — filed a federal complaint on behalf of the entire team charging that they’re ...

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New Study Shows How Texas Law Has Increased Abortion Travel Distances and Costs

The Texas Policy Evaluation Project, which has been measuring the impact of Texas’s 2014 anti-choice TRAP law, is out with another study quantifying the many ways women were burdened when half the abortion clinics in their state suddenly closed. 

The Texas Policy Evaluation Project, which has been measuring the impact of Texas’s 2014 anti-choice TRAP law, is out with another study quantifying the many ways women were burdened when half the abortion clinics in their state suddenly closed. 

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There were 700,000 Google searches for self-inducing an abortion in the US last year

There have been a few studies — and plenty of anecdotal evidence — pointing to an uptick in self-induced abortion attempts as the result of dwindling access to legal abortion in many states. Now an economist at The New York Times looks at what Google search patterns reveal about the trend. 

There have been a few studies — and plenty of anecdotal evidence — pointing to an uptick in self-induced abortion attempts as the result of dwindling access

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